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An US Border Patrol agent checks the area near the border fence in Columbus, New Mexico, on February 19, 2017, on the US/Mexico border.

A senior border patrol agent quietly retired after he was charged with sexually assaulting a junior agent

A senior Border Patrol agent retired after being arrested and indicted on sexual assault and kidnapping charges against a female colleague.

The number of migrants arrested at the US-Mexico border is the highest it’s been since 2007, new federal data shows

New federal data shows about 851,000 migrants were arrested by border patrol along the US-Mexico border in fiscal 2019, the highest number since 2007.
Chef CEO Barry Crist

IT automation startup Chef says it will not renew its contract with ICE, days after an open source programmer brought the service to a temporary halt ...

Chef faced outages last week after a former employee yanked his code from Chef, in protest the company's contract with ICE.
People get in a ferry at Marsh Harbour Government Port during an evacuation operation after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 6, 2019.

More than 100 Hurricane Dorian survivors were kicked off a rescue ferry for not having a US visa, but officials say they should have been let in

US Customs and Border Protection said the ferry operator broke their policy that allowed hundreds of Bahamian refugees to reach Florida without visas.
Harvard University students walk through the campus.

The Harvard student who was denied entry into the US after immigration officers reportedly questioned his religion arrived on campus just before class...

Customs and Border Protection finally granted the student admission to the US, but would not say why they denied entry in the first place.
Migrants hold hands as they cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico at the Rio Grande river, on their way to enter El Paso, Texas, on May 20, 2019 as taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The location is in an area where migrants frequently turn themselves in and ask for asylum in the U.S. after crossing the border. Approximately 1,000 migrants per day are being released by authorities in the El Paso sector of the U.S.-Mexico border amidst a surge in asylum seekers arriving at the Southern border.

A 6-month-old baby girl apprehended at the US-Mexico border who was rushed to a hospital for a medical emergency is now in stable condition

CBP confirms that a 6-month-old baby girl is in stable condition after taken by helicopter to hospital after crossing the Rio Grande with her father.

The Trump administration wants to start collecting DNA from unauthorized immigrants in federal custody

If implemented, the policy would allow officials from Customs and Border Protection to collect DNA from people detained on immigration violations.

Federal agents can search your phone at the US border, even if you’re a US citizen. Here’s how to protect your personal information.

Federal agents have broad authority to search citizens and visitors alike, and they're doing so more and more often these days.
Harvard University walk through the campus on the day Harvard University president, Lawrence H. Summers announced he is resigning at the end of the academic year February 21, 2006 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Immigration officers refused to let a Harvard student into the US after reportedly questioning him about his religion and his friends’ anti-Amer...

Ismail Ajjawi said officers searched his phone and laptop and "found people posting political points of view that oppose the US on my friend[s] list."
A Guatemalan migrant recently released from federal detention sits with his three-year-old daughter at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas.

Border Patrol has never vaccinated the migrant children it apprehends. Doctors say it’s time for that to change.

Officials say children are in the facilities for too short a time, and vaccination programs are too vast and complex for the limited staff on hand.